October 8, 2017

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Dig Into Earth Science

This week is Earth Science Week! Ignite a love for science within your students using these relevant resources for all ages. Included below are collections created by TeachersFirst, as well as wacky weather explanations, to share and explore with your students. 

Grades 5-12

Expedition Arctic

Take a journey to the Arctic with this engaging and colorful website. Learn about the Arctic region and its people. View maps and 3D images. Explore the artifacts and take a culminating quiz. Find more classroom ideas in our full review.

Grades 6-12

2 Minute Geology

Let this YouTube video collection arouse the interest of your Geology students. Learn about petrified wood, pillow basalt, meandering streams, and much more. There are a total of 13 videos ranging from 1 - 15 minutes in duration; most are 2 minutes.

Grades 9-12

Discovering Farmland

Based on the documentary film, "Farmland, a film by James Moll," this site takes an interactive look at the farming industry, stereotypes, and challenges in farming and ranching. Learn about technologies used on the farm and food labels in the store.

Earth Science for Elementary

Share this trio of resources with your elementary students to engage them in learning Earth Science. View the articles, interactives, and more. 

Grades K-8

Twig Science Reporter

Dig into this must-see science gem of articles, videos, and news updates all correlated to NGSS standards. New content is added weekly, so check back often. Teach elementary students science with real-world news through scientific inquiry and reasoning.

Grades K-7

National Geographic Kids

Explore animals, geography, and the natural world at this engaging site, offered by National Geographic. Registration (free) is not necessary, but will allow you access to more content. Find short videos, images, stories, polls, news, games, and more.

Grades K-5


View the 10 science subjects highlighted at this site. Click Earth Science to learn about weather, water pollution, seasons, clouds, atmosphere, global warming, rocks, and volcanoes. There are also images, video clips, and plenty of content to read!

Earth Science Resources Created by TeachersFirst

Explore these three Earth Science gems curated and collected especially for you! Find a book list related to Earth Science, a collection of resources about climate change, and a helpful article about using science with your students. 

Grades K-12

TeachersFirst Climate Change Resources

This curated collection showcases the best resources on climate change, based on our Editor's top picks! Find resources for all grade levels within this collection. Each individual review includes a description and classroom use suggestions.

Grades K-6

Roots of STEM: Books and Ideas for Real World Problem Solving in Your Classroom

You will find many ideas in this article from the "Help! I lost my library/media specialist!" series. Use the books as part of your reading lessons. Find ideas to incorporate into all areas of science. Read the books together!

Grades K-12

CurriConnects: Earth Science

CurriConnect booklists connect the curriculum into your students' reading. Find books related to Earth Science, for all ages. Booklists include ISBN numbers for ordering or searching, interest grade levels, ESL levels and Lexiles® to find the best match.

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